The Sherwood Group Prospects is a nickel, chromium, cobalt, copper, gold, and silver mine located in Baker county, Oregon.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Primary Mineral: Nickel, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 44.57833, -117.92000
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Sherwood Group Prospects MRDS details
Primary: Sherwood Group Prospects
Administrative Organization: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Deposit Type: Unknown
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Columbia Plateau
Physiographic Section: Blue Mountain Section
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Podiform chromite (minor)
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Late Triassic
Analytical Data: AVERAGE OF 1.22 % CR. TRACE AMTS OF CO, CU, AU, AG.
Analytical Data: ARITHMETIC AVERAGE OF 0.23 % NI. VALUES RANGE FROM 0.10 TO 2.36 % CR
Analytical Data: TOTAL OF 14 SAMPLES CONTAIN FROM 0.05 TO 0.50 % NI
Comment (Workings): DEVELOPMENT CONSISTS OF SEVERAL SHALLOW CUTS, TRENCHES, TEST PITS, 10 - FT. SHAFT, AND SHORT ADIT.
Comment (Geology): AREA IS OVERLAIN BY MIOCENE DOOLEY MTN. RHYOLITE. BURNT RIVER SCHISTS OF PRE-UPPER TRIASSIC AGE INCLUDE HIGHLY DEFORMED PHYLLITE, GREENSTONE, GREENSCHIST, AND SMALL LIMESTONE PODS. SMALL BODIES OF QUARTZ DIORITE, GABBRO, SERPENTINITE.
Reference (Deposit): RAMP, LEN, 1978 , INVESTIGATIONS OF NICKEL IN OREGON: ODGMI MISC. PAPER NO. 20 , P. 60 - 61
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